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of is romney presidential in a way that he could lead the u.s. on the world stage? we've seen an ad and a memo out today from the obama campaign trying to paint him as belacose, as not ready, and we expect president obama is going to be doing that tonight here in florida. >> one of the other big issues likely to come up tonight is iran. over the weekend i see your "times" article saying the u.s. and tehran had agreed to one-on-one talks about iran's nuclear program after the election. u.s. will deny that. a lot of people might say what's wrong -- regardless, can the president make the case that his strategy on iran is working or does this give mitt romney an opening? >> you know, the answer may be yes to both of those. obviously president obama would make his case that these are the toughest sanctions ever, and that they have been working. you just look at iran's economy. you look at the value of iran's currency, which has plummeted, and he can say the sanctions are working, but, obviously, governor romney can say they're not really shifting iran to changing its behavior. even if everyone expe
and successful doping program the sport of cycling has ever seen. those are the words of the u.s. anti-doping agency. the usada, about to release 1,000 pages, 1,000 pages of evidence in this long running effort to prove that the cycling great cheated by using performance enhancing drugs. don redell with me, he anchors world sport on cnn international. we have bill stricklin, editor at large, bicycling magazine. bill, i want to begin with you. because i want you to explain to me in terms of specifics, if -- i read the statement from the usada ceo pointing to undeniable proof of this doping conspiracy. what kind of evidence is there? >> we know there is testimony from -- riders. they released the names of 11 of those. one of those is george hamby, the long time -- the most loyal -- and george earlier today had a -- announcement, basically confirming he gave testimony -- >> bill, forgive me. bill, forgive me. we have to pull away. i'm hearing every third word of yours. so let's work on your audio. and, don, let's go to you. if you can fill in the blanks, he started mentioning the 11 rider
think he's speaking directly to the report now that the u.s. and the libyans -- rather the u.s. and the iranians are trying to get together and try to have some kind of unilateral talks about what to do with their nuclear program. >> it's one of the sections that have been divided in six. let me direct you back to libya because that was such a hot button topic and it got talking points for a full week afterwards. do we expect the governor will seize on the opportunity to sort of change the conversation about that particular topic and try to get to the heart of the question that was asked, which is who denied security as opposed to arguing over when the words terror were uttered? >> reporter: you know, i think the romney campaign will acknowledge that. in fact, that wasn't a great moment for mitt romney in the last debate. i think he will use it as a jumping off point to talk about in the broader spectrum about the u.s. and how it's viewed globally and how terror right now is changing right now in the middle east. as you said, one of the discussions that will be talked about ton
, if you will, in iran, a couple of years ago, when there were protests. people were angry and the u.s. was on the sidelines, the president did not directly speak out and the explanation that the administration at the time gave was that the opposition didn't want this to appear to be the opposition to the ayatollahs, standing up in iran, with the backing of united states. that could have been counterproductive. as a result, the obama administration was pretty silent. at the time now where romney is going after him on that, i think there were a few areas where there were some significant differences, but on the whole, after you get through some of the angry rhetoric, there is a lot of agreement between obama and romney, one area of disagreement on arming the syrian rebels. another area of disagreement, how far will iran be able to go in its nuclear weapons capability, the capability of developing a bomb as opposed to actually having a bomb. and the third was on russia. he twice in a speech singled out vladimir putin as a basically a foe of the united states and he was doubling down on t
, we know he was referring to a lot of the protests around in the region, and even the killing of the u.s. ambassador in benghazi, libya, but when you listen to what he is saying here, how much of it do you think is about a failed strategy or what is simply out of the white house's controlt this point, what is going on in the middle east? >> well, a lot of it is clearly out of the white house's control what's happening in the middle east. it doesn't make any difference what the strategy would have been. there are internal developments in north africa and in the middle east that are happening right now, and irrespective of what the u.s. and others can do, those developments are going to go forward for good or for bad. >> his articulation for a continued internationalist role for the united states, because including some of the conservative movements, some republicans who want to have more of an isolationist, a retreat, if you will, from an international involvement, go back to the u.s. borders, stay away from so many issues around the world, cut back on u.s. foreign aid, for example. you h
to end that conversation about cheating but we have to move on, soledad. >>> deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. what did the white house know and when? today, outraged lawmakers demand some aanswers. >>> back on the extreme court docket this morning, affirmative action. should race play a role in college admissions? >>> dash of controversy, actress stacey dash talks about her tweet that set off an internet firestorm. >>> new face on ttgma. good morning america. why the candidates' wives are becoming more important in their husband's campaigns. cnn "newsroom" begins right now. >>> good morning, everyone. thank you so much for joining us. i'm don lemon. carol is off today. high stakes and a high noon showdown on capitol hill as we look at live pictures of the capital. potentially heated hearing on the deadly attack of the u.s. consulate in libya. republic republican-led hearing is demanding to know how security failures led to the deaths of the u.s. ambassador there and three other americans. were warnings ignored for political reasons? did the white house have any motive in
with karzai. karzai wants the u.s. to send weapons and planes to the air force, but leon panetta told them karzai should not be complaining. >> we have lost over 2,000 u.s. men and women. we have lost forces there, and the afghans have lost a large number of their forces in battle. those lives were lost fighting the right enemy, not the wrong enemy. and i think it would be helpful if the president every once in a while expressed his thanks for the sacrifices that have been made by those who have fought and died for afghanistan. rather than criticizing them. >> let's talk a little politics now, you can score one for the obama campaign in ohio. at least every ohio voter can now vote the weekend before the election. the federal judge sided with president obama's campaign and overturned a restriction on early voting that the state republicans had put in place. it would have limited the weekend voting to u.s. military families and people living overseas. >>> and a cap on what many are calling a dismal debate this week. more on the campaign rally. >> reporter: this is the president that most peo
of the middle east and its many recent flash points like the fatal terrorist attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. romney is trying to polish his own spotty record on foreign affairs and he faces some public doubts. according to to a cnn/orc poll 52% of americans believe obama is better at handling foreign affairs. 45% say romney. cnn national political correspondent jim acosta is at the virginia military institute where romney will speak in just a little over two hours. good morning, jim. >> reporter: good morning, carol. that's right. after what was widely perceived as a big victory for mitt romney on the issue of domestic policies at that first presidential debate, he's going to be going after the president on foreign policy at that speech at the virginia military institute here in lexington later on this morning. and the campaign did release some excerpts from the speech that we could look at to sort of see where he might be going with this address later on this morning. a few things to point out, carol. he's going to be going after the president as you mentioned just a few moments a
are demanding answers about that attack at the u.s. consulate in libya that left the ambassador and two other americans dead. the attack defendant's exhibit happen the way the obama administration initially said it may have. this violence does not start with a span takenus protest over a now notorious saent islam film. let's get straight to some of the details now. jill dougherty joining us now from the u.s. state department. what are they expected to set straight? >> very interesting reading. some of these documents. there are statements coming out by the key people who will be testifying today. they -- i have been reading through them, and i think there were a couple of very important moments. that came essentially from the u.n. ambassador, susan rice, and in the testimony by ambassador patrick kennedy, which we expect to hear, he says that any official who was in -- was testifying at that particular time that she did, which was on the 16th five days later, the 16th of september, five days after the attack, would have said the very same thing. it was based on the information that was known
secretary of state hillary clinton is saying about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, the september 11 attack left four americans dead, including the u.s. ambassador. cnn foreign affairs reporter broke the story with an exclusive interview during the secretary's trip to peru. >> i take responsibility. i'm in charge of the state department, 60,000 plus people all over the world, 275 post, the president and the vice president certainly wouldn't be knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made by security professionals. in the wake of an attack like this, in the fog of war, there's always going to be confusion, and i think it is absolutely fair to say that everyone had the same intelligence. everyone who -- >> bad intelligence, it seems. >> everyone who spoke tried to give the information as they had. as time has gone on, the information has changed. we've gotten more detail. but that's not surprising. that always happens. and what i want to avoid is some kind of political got ya or blame game going on. >> and we have just got word into the president on this as we
fiery exchanges was not about foreign policy but rather something decidedly american, the u.s. auto industry. >> if we had taken your advice about the auto industry, we would be buying car from china instead of selling cars to china. >> i am a son of detroit. i was born in detroit. my dad was head of a car company. i like american cars. i would do nothing to hurt the u.s. auto industry. i said the companies need to go through a managed bankruptcy. fortunately the president -- >> that's not what you said. >> you can take a look at the op-ed. >> you did not say that you would provide help. >> i said we would provide guarantees and that was what was able to allow the companies to go through bankruptcy and come out of bankruptcy. >> check the record. >> that's the height of silliness. >> let me bring dana bash in live from boca. this was supposed to be a foreign policy debate and seemed to frequently stray back to domestic policy and we think that was part of the plan. >> you would be right. especially for mitt romney who thinks that that is really his wheelhouse in terms of his own exp
jim acosta in reno, nevada. i want to follow up on some controversy involving a u.s. senate candidate who romney has endorsed. richard mourdock of indiana, making a statement that pregnancy from rape is, quote, god's intent. to what extent is the romney campaign trying to distance itself from mourdock? >> reporter: well, fredricka, as you mentioned, mitt romney did tape an endorsement spot for richard mourdock that republican candidate in indiana for the u.s. senate there. he made those comments about abortion and rape and made some comments about why he believes abortion should be outlawed. and in the case of rape. and he had to go back and explain those comments in that news conference earlier on this morning. but the romney campaign is trying to distance itself somewhat from richard mourdock, how to say, there is a statement i can read you from andrea saw, a campaign spokeswoman, she says governor romney disagrees with richard mourdock and mr. mourdock's comments do not reflect governor romney's views. we disagree on the policy regarding exceptions for rape and incest, but still su
in libya tells lawmakers he got no support after asking for more help at the u.s. consulate in benghazi. he was testifying at a congressional hearing, investigating the terrorist attack in libya that killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others. listen to what eric nordstrom told the oversight committee. >> i was criticized and somehow it was my responsibility to come up with a plan on the ground and not the responsibility for ds. i raised that specific point in a meeting with the ds director in march, that 60 days, there was no plan and it was hope that everything would get better. >> let's go now to foreign affairs reporter elise labott. this was quite a heated hearing. >> it was. basically there was so much political grandstanding, don, it was really hard to get at what was really important that eric nordstrom and lieutenant colonel andy wood, the top securi support team official saying, listen, we kept talking to the state department, asking them for resources and we got the feeling that until there was an attack, we weren't going to get any resources. eric nordstrom, finishing
a couple of those talking points, what they may face. let's start with syria. what should the u.s. do about syria? if we don't do anything, al qaeda is already there sowing the seeds of their influence. do we intervene, do we stay on the sidelines? romney won't say what he would do if he put boots on the ground, but he continues to say the president has done too little. >> obama's argument, if, in fact, it comes up, we're coming off two wars in american history where the standard question is not when will we win, but when can we leave? romney is going to challenge him and he's going to say, and the great strength and weakness of the romney foreign agenda is he's got to counteract the presidency. we don't know what mitt romney will do or not, so he can basically say to the president, look, you need to arm me the rebels. you need to seriously consider a no fly zone, but there is a trap there for the governor because that takes america down a road away from the reality that the domestic economy is going to be the key issue. so that's one. israel is another key issue, and here i think the romne
to talk about that. >>> also, very strong words and a warning from the top u.s. commander in afghanistan about those deadly insider attacks on american troops. you'll hear what -- you'll hear general john allen say he's mad at hell about it. [ male announcer ] you are a business pro. governor of getting it done. you know how to dance... with a deadline. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle... and go. you can even take a full-size or above, and still pay the mid-size price. this is awesome. [ male announcer ] yes, it is, business pro. yes, it is. go national. go like a pro. >>> it is 15 minutes past the hour. checking our top stories now, a woman cut off from government assistance after officials discovered she had won $1 million in the state lottery was found dead this weekend of an apparent drug overdose. 25-year-old amanda clayton was charged with welfare fraud earlier this year after she hit the $1 million jackpot. her boyfriend said she'd been tormented by all the problems that came with winning. >>> notorious bank robbers bonnie an
the storms continue to move into the atlantic and die. some go to the u.s. or halifax, as far south as norfolk, virginia. the model -- i think now we know this is going to turn into the u.s. this is going to turn to a much bigger storm for monday and tuesday somewhere. maybe even wednesday if it's that far into halifax. longtory get there, obviously. an 85-mile-per-hour storm into new york city would be more deadly, would be more dangerous than even irene from last year. it turned out to be a huge flood problem for virginia, vermont and new jersey. i know it's late in the season, but the water is still warm enough to make this storm generate. it went -- i was watch it last night in bed on my -- i was tweeting from 8:00 until 12:00, and this thing went from an 80-mile-per-hour storm to about a 115 as it left jamaica and slammed into cuba, and that was only in five hours. there's a lot of potential. >> is it true that a late storm as well could be a lot deadlier, a lot more dangerous late in the season? >> i would say an earlier storm, october 10th, that peak day with the waters the w
are creating jobs. we're adding jobs to the u.s. economic landscape. the unemployment rate measures something different. that's a set of phone calls that go to people's houses to find out whether they're employed, whether they work at home, whether they're self-employed. it's a less reliable number because it shifts and measures different things on an ongoing basis. the number of jobs created minus jobs loss is an absolute number over time. if you look back, we were losing on average about 750,000 jobs a month. it started to get better through 2009, 2010, we saw a census bump that created jobs in the beginning of the year. then we saw a drop off. from the middle of 2010 onward, we have been creating jobs. the most important thing, though, out of today's numbers is not the drop in the unemployment, this weekend's numbers is not the drop in the unemployment rate. it's the addition of jobs in the previous two months. july and august, we added 86,000 more jobs than we thought we had. that is typical to see the numbers revived, so bottom line as you walk away from the jobs report, it's okay. it's
administration has had and the reason why the u.s. has not sought to arm the rebels is because some of those rebels may be totally opposed to the united states, maybe closer to al qaeda, for example, than to the united states, so once you start arming rebels in a major way, you're not sure where those weapons are going to wind up, and that's been the big concern of the obama administration right now. how do you make sure that the weapons you provide rebels are really going to the good guys as it were as opposed to the potential bad guys and that's not an easy question to answer. >> never. in fact, we have countless examples where this has gone awry. hold the thought for a moment. if you could stand by, i have a lot more questions i need to ask you. in the meantime as the news continues to break, i want to check in now on mitt romney who spent the weekend campaigning in florida before heading to virginia. that's where today's live event is about to take place and our national political correspondent jim acosta is live on the campaign trail. he is live in lexington, virginia, where the foreign
. police say the man who's in custody, he was in the u.s. on a student visa, came for a reason, to destroy america. maggie lake, i want do go straight to you for us in new york and walk me through this. who is this guy? how close to carrying this out? >> brooke, 21 years old, from bangladesh. came on a student visa back in january to study in missouri but did not -- he went a spring semester there. he was living in jamaica, queens. authorities say he came with the intent to perform a jihad on the united states. he wanted to recruit others to his plot, reached out via social media to someone who happened to be an informant for the fbi. that person in turn put him in touch with an actual fbi agent working undercover, posing as an al qaeda operative who he then monitored him, they provided him with a fake explosive and of course he didn't know until he got to the point and parked a van outside the new york federal reserve and tried to detonate the bomb. >> why the fed and the focus on the u.s. economy? >> that's a good question. it's a fortress-like building and not that recognizable. many to
on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, the one that left four americans dead, including the u.s. ambassador, provided much fodder for political attacks recently, especially during the sunday talk shows. >> there was no way that you could believe ten days after the attack it was based on a riot that occurred. there was no riot at all. to say that you are either very incompetent or -- >> we don't need wing-tipped cowboys. we don't need shoot from the hip diplomacy, and when mitt romney first responded to what was going on in libya, his own party called him out for insensitivity. >> he was responding to egypt. >> no, no, no. let me be clear. he was responding to libya, and he has done nothing but politicize this issue when what we need to do is find out what happened and do that as americans, not as democrats and republicans. >> and cnn political director mark preston joining us now from the debate site at hofstra university. mark, this, of course, is the town hall format. different than the previous. how much do you think it will be about foreign policy? it's going to be coming fr
are being extradited to the u.s.. 2005 them are accused of fundraising for the taliban and rebels in 1999 and the east african bombings that left 265 people dead. >> that was dan webber reporting. senior u.n. correspondent richard roth joining me live from new york. al masri is scheduled to be in court today. what's the latest we're hearing about that. >> reporter: supposed to be his first proceeding through the legal system, timing not known yet. this is in downtown manhattan not far from the scene of 9/11, and the defendant has been praise worthy of what occurred on september 11th, 2001, and he's also been accused as dan rivers talked about on those 11 terror related charges in the uk of inciting violence and terrorism. he did not want to come here, neither did the four other men who flew in on two planes at 2:30 in the morning eastern time. they feared conditions in prison here in the united states, his attorneys in the uk said he's not well, he's got very physical and emotional other issues. >> meantime one of the other suspects, the father of that other suspect says that his son is i
u.s. senator from pennsylvania. he's being remembered as a fearless fighter who courageous youly backed cancer and stood up for the things he believed in. senator patrick leahy, thank you so much for joining us, our condolences to all those who loved, respected and knew arrest listen spector, what do you suppose his legacy will be? >> i think that in many ways he'll be remembered as being a senator's senator. and before that sounds like too much inside baseball, i was walking along the road by our home here in vermont today and i was thinking he was like the vermont republican senators we see, people who strongly believe in their party, but believe in their country first, and if it came to a question of following party orders or following what was best for the country, he always went with the country first, which is what senators are supposed to do. and i think that's why sometimes members of his own party consider him very unpredictable and he was unpredictable because he cared about the people more than his own party. >> he was both a republican and a democrat. he was part of a
to be this report from "the new york times" about how the u.s. has been in discussions about having one-on-one meetings with iran right after the elections. now, the administration has said that that, in fact, is not true. that there is no agreement. mitt romney was asked about it and he chose not to address the question. but one of his surrogates, lindsay graham, was on the talk shows this morning and he talked about it. >> well, i think the iranians are taking advantage of our election cycle to continue to talk. they continue to enrich. >> reporter: it won't just be about iran. it's going to be about afghanistan and pakistan. it's going to be about the new middle east and the new threat of terror from that region and china, the looming giant, of course, across the sea, across the ocean that the united states has to pay close attention to. >> mark, thank you very much. cnn is your choice for the third and final presidential debate. our live coverage begins monday night at 7:00 p.m. eastern. >>> chaos in the streets of lebanon. we'll tell you why protesters clashed with security forces.
to spending years lying for the syrian regime. ivan watson, cnn, istanbul. >> ivan watson, thank you. >>> u.s. consulate attacked, ambassador killed and now some lawmakers were demanding ansers from the obama administration over what exactly happened and that includes congressman jason chaffetz who just returned from libya. he'll join me live and tell me what he discovered next. it's hard to see opportunity in today's challenging environment. unless you have the right perspective. bny mellon wealth management has the vision and experience to look beyond the obvious. we'll uncover opportunities, find hidden risk, and make success a reality. bny mellon wealth management >>> it has been almost a month now since four americans were killed in libya, u.s. ambassador chris stevens, foreign service officer shawn smith and former navy s.e.a.l.s glen woods and brian doherty. no one is forgetting about the sacrifice they made. >> you can imagine how i felt when i found out that he was one of the two former navy s.e.a.l.s killed in benghazi on september 11th and it touched me, obviously, as i recognize t
in the first 24 hours after the four americans were brutally killed at the u.s. consulate. before i take you to the pentagon, listen to what president obama told jon stewart about what happened right after that tack in lattack in libya. >> we weren't confused about the fact that four americans were killed. i wasn't confused about the fact that we needed to ramp up diplomatic security around the world after it happened. >> it was not the optimal response to the american people as far as us all being on the same page. >> here's what i'll say. >> yeah. >> if four americans get killed, it is not optimal. >> let's go to the pentagon now and talk to chris lawrence because, chris, there are all these new reports, they come in as far as what the cia might have known. what are you hearing? >> well, we're hearing some new reports from the ap, brooke, but stuff that cnn has already reported weeks ago. basically that in were indications shortly after this attack that it may not have been spontaneous, that it may have been planned. in fact, a u.s. official is basically saying no one right now is ruling o
domestic economic issues. especially the future of the u.s. car industry. they fought over that issue. you can see the children up there, the kids, mitt romney's five sons arrives, the grandchildren are all up there as well. they're probably staying up on the stage for a few minutes. this was a debate where on foreign policy they wound up agreeing, even though there were knee audiences of disagreement, they wound up basically in terms of the big picture agreeing on a lot on iran, on israel, afghanistan, libya, syria. even on china basically the thrust was an agreement, even though at times they had a little rhetorical flourishes against each other. candy crowley is on the scene for us over there. candy, what did you think? >> it was interesting, wolf. i thought that they came with very different agendas tonight. i think the president came to rough up mitt romney. he think he acted like a person that had to sort of stop some momentum by romney. he went after him. you know, you're all over the map. that's not what you said before. almost every single answer from the president had something t
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